Sculptors in Sound

In collaboration with the McClelland Sculpture Survey 2010, RMIT Media students have created audio profiles to capture the essence of artists in practice; and sonic works that explore the relationship between sculpture and sound.

While the $100,000 prize looms large in the distance these audio works reveal intimacies of these artists lives, studio environments and the complexities of surviving in the arts industry.

William Eicholtz

by Iasha Chapman

This audio piece explores Williams unique working practice and the way he defines himself through the use of different sculpture materials. He unpacks the ideas associated with being a finalist of the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award and discusses the idea of money and art and the uniqueness of his personal sculpture style.

Clive Murray-White

by Rose Paton

Geoffrey Bartlett

by Chris Ang

This sound piece explores Geoffrey Bartlett's works, which are mainly futuristic and abstract in nature. Pictures of Geoff's works were rendered into sound and placed throughout the piece. In order to fully incorporate his artwork into the piece, we let you hear his works. The pictures will show up when this piece is viewed as a waveform on a Spectrogram.

Kate Rohde

by Glen Morrow

Jason Waterhouse

by Ross Richardson

This work explores Jason's work for the Prize, his creative process, and the amazing environment he works in. My intention was to communicate the strong sense of place I felt when I visited his Kyneton 'butter factory', and capture his contagious energy.

Chaco Kato

by Milan Levey Stephens

"Kato's art always begins in a story that comes out of her personal experience. The theme that she has pursued in her art is the organic cycle of things: transformation, migration, or the cycle of life; birth, growth, death, decay and rebirth. Kato's artwork explores childhood, dreams, ecology and politics..." - From Chaco's website

Geoffrey Ricardo

by Gabriel Janover

Jud Wimhurst

by Michelle Wong

This audio piece aims to capture Jud's work as a sculptor and the process of his creation piece for the McClelland prize show. This work encompasses what he does as an artist and portrays his working environment which produces the studio ambient sounds - bringing his work to life.

Joanne Mott

by Susie Anderson

Inspired by "map gardens" created for Australia's federation in 1901, Joanne Mott's work for the 2010 Sculpture Prize uses horticulture to subvert the idea of heritage. She investigates ideas of land ownership, national culture and nature vs the manmade with her landscape artworks. This audio portrait looks into landscape artwork as a form of sculpture, the process of making the piece for the McClelland Prize and how gardens can contain layers of meaning.

Neil Taylor

by Andrew Erlanger

Neil Taylor is a veteran of sculpture whose work revolves around the most humble of materials - wire. This piece explores the nature and meaning his unique practice, which continues to thrive after forty years of experimentation.

Colin Suggett

by Em Shields

Colin Suggett is a sculptor that pushes the boundaries of traditional style. Having already created a sculpture that was deemed the funniest sculpture of all time, he is an artist that continuously intrigues his audience. Colin's sculptures beg you to take a second look and work through their aesthetics values to find a deeper and often darker meaning.

Visit the website of the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park.

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Click the name of an artist to hear audio Project Coordinator: Robbie Rowlands